1 lb (453g) Fresh Figs
10 oz (283g) Sugar
1 Cinnamon Stick
2 Green Cardamoms (whole)
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1/8 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 Tsp Saffron
1/3 Cup Boiling Water
1- Soak saffron in 2 tbsp boiling water for half an hour.
2- Boil Water.
1- Place figs into a pot, add sugar and allow to sit for 7 to 8 hours at room temperature.
2- Simmer the pot over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until the sugar is thoroughly dissolved.
3- Remove the foam using a spatula.
4- Add cinnamon and cardamoms to the pot, and stir. (Crack the cardamoms before dropping into the pot.
5- Simmer the pot for 15 more minutes or until the figs start to look translucent.
6- Add lemon juice, vanilla extract and soaked saffron (approx. 1 tbsp) to the pot, and stir well.
7- Add 1/3 cup of boiling water and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.